This fill-in book helps children to think like mathematicians by introducing key mathematical concepts in a highly visual—and entertaining—way. Through fun activities and illustrations, This Book Thinks You’re a Math Genius encourages young readers to engage with new ideas by experimenting and investigating for themselves.
This Book Thinks You’re a Math Genius explores seven key areas of math: geometry, space and volume, statistics, numbers and number patterns, codes and ciphers, and the concept of infinity. Each spread centers on an open-ended question that introduces a key mathematical concept and suggests activities that engage the child in a fun way. Activities include reading minds with math, having a eureka moment, and playing mathematical guess who. The end of the book includes a section of paper-based crafts.
This creative approach, along with Russell’s wonderfully humorous hand-drawn illustrations, make math fun and accessible for children.
Dr. Mike Goldsmith is a research scientist and science writer. He has written more than fifty books for children, including Eureka!. He has been shortlisted twice for the Junior Aventis Science Prize.
Harriet Russell studied at Glasgow School of Art followed by Central Saint Martins. She has worked for many commercial clients, including the New York Times and Channel 4.